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with hank greenberg and the a.i.g. story and why he is suing the government on behalf of the stockholders after the government bailed out a.i.g. and paid back the money with interest. >> the fact had to come out what really happened. the so-called accounting scandal turned out toe virally nothing. the corporate governance of the united states changed after enron. boards became more critical of almost anything that everybody was doing but i wanted -- more importantly i wanted the 92,000 people that helped build a.i.g. and all the things they did to make it the greatest insurance company in history. that story had to be told on their behalf as well. >> rose: a president's visit and the story of hank greenberg when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: president obama will travel to the mile east this week. it will be his first time visiting since he entered the white house four years ago. he will meet newly reelected prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem on wednesday. the president has often been c
the syrian government has the capacity to carry out chemical weapon attacks. we know that there are those there the syrian government who have compressed a willingnesso e-- expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons if necessary, to protect themselves. i am deeply skeptical of any claim that in fact it was the opposition that used chemical weapons. everybody who knows the facts of the chemical weapon stockpiles inside of syria as well as the syrian government's capabilities i think would question those claims, but i know that they're floating o there right now. the broader point is that once we establish the facts, i have made clear that the use of chemical weapons is a game changer. >> rose: joining me from washington, michigan congressman mike rogers, he is the chairman of the house intelligence committee. i am pleased to have him on this program. welcome. >> charlie, thanks for having me. >> rose: what is it that caused you to say, you know, there's a probability? >> well, there is a growing body of reporting for really about 18 mont out what we believe the syrian intention is, th
billion bailout package from the government at the height of the financial crisis. now he is suing the federal government alleging they mistreated stockholders in the course of the bailout. his new book "the a.i.g. story" tells the story of the company's dramatic history. in the interest of full disclosure, c.d. starr foundation was an underwriter of this program in the past and i'm pleased to have hank greenberg back at this table, welcome. >> thank you. the. >> rose: why this book >> several reasons. i thought the facts first of all -- the facts had to come out what really happened. the so-called accounting scandal turned out to be nothing. if after enron boards became more critical of almost anything that everybody was doing but more importantly i wanted the 92 people that helped build a.i.g. and all the things they did to make it the greatest insurance company in history, that story had to be told on their behalf as well. >> rose: this book is how he be built -- >> rose: i joined at the end of '60, a.i.g. went public in the late '60s. >> rose: ran a.i.g. in new york and c.e.o.
for financial bailout. but early today the cyprusian government is sparking concern throughout the region. joining me is andrew ross sorkin of the "new york times" and francesco guerrera for financil economic. simon i'll win good you. what's going on. >> well the explanation part is that a number of cyprian banks gambled and lost in a big way on greek debt. they facing big losses and these banks are big relative to the economy. the economy needs financial assistance from the outside from the european union and i'm afraid the people running the show presumably the germans in the first instance have decided greek depositors should take a hit. the way that played out at least over the weekend was all depositors would take a hit of some kind no matter how small their deposit. it sales to be now an attempt to back away from that and focus on people with deposits over 100,000 euros targeting in part russians who hold a large amounts of money, claims on those cyprian banks. >> rose: when that happened what was the talk in the financial community citing your com a couple quotes one from dennis
think he just might. that question was never posein the u.s. government or the cia, despite very smart people theyci have there. >> rose: then they launched thele invasion, and was immediately successful.an saddam went into hiding.dd what happened in the days after that, that made, for most of us looking at it, and for most analysts-- and you included -- serious mistakes?ys >> well, i was there for that part-- this enterprise as an embeddd correspondent, both in the command and on the ground.on and the expectation was-- theth americans essentially fought last war. they fought the 2003 war as if it was an extension of the 1991x war. they thought you defeat the republican guard pup go to-- you defeat kind of the conventionali forces. and then war is done, and we're finish people say there wasn't a plan. there was a plan. itas to hand over as quicklyan as possibleo t iraqis themselves to take out driver, put in some new drivers into the vehicle, and let it go down the road. >> rose: that was rumsfeld's theory. >> it was also condi rice's. the institution would hold, we put new people in a
was chief negotiator with the syrian government and president and founder of the israeli institute. i'm pleased to have both of them at this table, at this time, when the president i saying some very interesting things in israel. so welcome. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> rose: characterize this speech by the president. >> this speech was typical obama at his best, working his oratorical magic on a crowd that lapped it up. he spoke very convincingly about his commitment to israel's security and his understanding of their security dilemmas. and particularly underlined what he was going to prevent iran from getting nuclear weaponsment buthen he went into a rif about peace and the necessity of peace and the possibility of peace, and why peace has to be just, even saying put yourself, you israelis put yourself in the shoes of the palestinians. and talked over the heads of the leadership of israel to say to them, you need to push your leaders to take risks at peace. >> rose: basically saying you have to make sacrifices on settlements and other issues in order to get some kind of agreement
, and secondly, was he a man who could govern. governorring seemed to be an important quality here. >> definitely. there's a real sense that things have to be straightened out. there was a great feeling of drift under benedict. his mind was focused on writing his biography of jesus and being a theologian and he was somewhat aloof and removed from matters. i don't cover the vatican closely i don't have a complete handle on his papacy. you can't have a shera come in who doesn't have the whole package, projecting piety and projecting a sense of faith that will stimulate people to return to the church or reinforce the church. that's got to be essential really at least in the minds of the cart numbers. >> rose: stay with me, i wanted to bring in monsignor. >> i wanted to say something. he was latin american and the church in latin america is very important to the church and the holy sea. >> rose: because that's where the growing numbers are. >> it's not just a question of numbers, it's a question where the battle has been going on for the past 10-15 years to decide whether the faith or being a cath
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